Posted by Dinah on November 7, 2010, at 10:27:55
In reply to Re: Foot in mouth - Funny (but not) therapy story, posted by Daisym on November 6, 2010, at 23:34:03
> Oh dear. I'd say that was both feet...
Yes, poor dear. I'm glad he promised not to read Babble. Otherwise he might be tempted to see what's being said about him.
> Can you gently suggest supervision? (but not really mean it?)
I think he might take me up on it, he feels so guilty. I would hate to see him actually do it. As Annierose pointed out elsewhere, that could lead to less than desirable results from a client's point of view.
> I think I might admit that I dread when *he* starts talking too - because he is so comfortable.
Oh, I like that! I just may say that.
> You have a great skill to convert hurt to humor. But please do acknowledge your hurt feelings even as you let him off the hook. It is good practice for standing up for yourself. :)
Yes, I do acknowledge my hurt feelings. I even expressed them to him. I'll check next session to make sure he understands what caused the hurt, as I might not have been as clear in the moment. He does get a wee bit too comfy with me sometimes. Apparently such a thing is possible. Who knew?